Cover: World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Community Locations
623 National Avenue
Thursday, August 11 at 3:00 pm

Grab a cup of coffee and a locally-made treat while discussing this month’s book with the Westside Book Club at Macksville Coffee Company! In World of Wonders, poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil brings intimate scenes of nature to life with exuberant short essays that draw on fable, travel, memoir, and science. From dancing frogs to axolotls, each vignette invites you to pause and reflect on some of the most mesmerizing flora and fauna that Nezhukumatathil has encountered over the course of her life. This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for Humanities.

Cover: The Sweet Life by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Friday, August 19 at 4:00 pm

Best-selling author Suzanne Woods Fisher will virtually discuss her latest book, The Sweet Life—a romance set in Cape Cod—and answer your questions about her books. Ice cream will be served and the first ten attendees will also receive a free copy of The Sweet Life.

Two women looking at laptop
Digital Programs
Wednesday, August 17 at (All day)

Give your business a boost and learn how to reach more customers with Gale Courses’ Marketing Your Business on the Internet. Instructor Lisa Adams, an expert in marketing, user experience, and e-commerce, will guide you from establishing a web presence to optimizing your website for search engines and establishing your marketing plan. Visit bit.ly/vcpl_internetmarketing to register or browse more than 300 other courses.

Person writing "Let your dream be bigger than your fears" in calligraphy
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Monday, August 1 at (All day)

Design hand-lettered cards, invitations, or certificates with just the stroke of a pen! In this month’s Eco-Kit, you will receive all the tools you need to learn the basics of calligraphy and practice your strokes, including Erica Tighe’s Written by Hand, which will guide you through the anatomy of letters and explore the tools needed to create beautiful handwriting.

Paper craft robot
Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, August 1 at (All day)

Revisit three popular Create This! projects or experience them for the first time. This month, you can learn to sew by making a whimsical coaster, experiment with electrical circuits and make a paper circuit robot, or animate an undersea creature using Krita. Create This! introduce you and your family to easy STEAM activities that require no previous experience and are completely self-directed.

Young woman carrying a large stack of books
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Sunday, August 7 at 1:00 pm

Shop for books, DVDs, CDs, and more at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Thousands of items will be available at low prices, from current bestsellers to your favorite classics. Proceeds from your purchases will be used to fund Library programs and services you enjoy!

Young woman with large stack of books
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, August 6 at 9:00 am

Shop for books, DVDs, CDs, and more at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Thousands of items will be available at low prices, from current bestsellers to your favorite classics. Proceeds from your purchases will be used to fund Library programs and services you enjoy!

Young woman wearing VR headset and reaching for holographic lights
Main Library
Haute Create
Saturday, July 30 at 1:00 pm

Ages 12 & Up: Dive into a virtual world with the HTC Vive™ VR headset. Plunge into the murky depths and solve interactive puzzles as you try to escape a capsized research vessel in FREEDIVER: Triton Down or come face-to-face with the mysterious and awe-inspiring creatures found deep in the ocean with theBlu.

Close up of vacation Polaroids
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 am

Give your vacation photos a vintage feel using simple supplies and learn an easy photo-to-canvas transfer technique at this month’s Art Hacks.

Illustration of prehistoric ocean life
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, July 19 at 12:00 pm

Discover the abundant marine life that flourished in the prehistoric waters which once covered Indiana—including primitive corals, unusual sponges, and extinct species of fish—with Polly Sturgeon from the Indiana Geological and Water Survey.

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